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Rancho Nuevo southwestern-patio

Rancho Nuevo

Visible from the kitchen and guest bed rooms, the third primary exterior space is a “morning patio” located on the east side of the house. Broad and finished in the ubiquitous concrete grid pattern, this private area repeats the motif seen throughout the exterior of large bowls placed on trapezoidal pedestals and planted with agaves. It’s another space in which the landscape rises above a series of low walls,but in this case, the sweep of those walls offers a curvilinear geometry that contrasts with the deck’s grid pattern.

The star of this space is a curved and ascending rusted-steel wall in the form of a half spiral. Its presence discretely divides the space, lending the guest room patio a sense of privacy from the public breakfast patio. On the guest patio side, the steel wall encompasses a small waterfeature in which a delicate plume of water rises just a couple of inches above the water’s surface to provide a tranquil, trickling sound that conjures feelings of serenity in the calm, quiet space. The sweeping wall of corten steel also has a continuous six inch wide vertical cleft that allows an axial glimpse of the plume from the public side and, from the opposite angle, a sliver view through to the public space beyond. A cantilevered steel sluice spills from the cleft into a pebble filled reflecting bowl that overflows yet again into a final pebble filled basin set only one inch below deck level.

At night, the plume, lower basin and impact zone of the sluiceway are all lit from beneath the water's surface, projecting a dancing light onto the graceful arch of the corten steel room divider.

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4000River added this to 4000 RR Landscaping
January 19, 2015
Prime Electrical Service added this to OUtdoor Kitchen
October 14, 2014
Use of the beams.
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October 9, 2014
Use of colored concrete oversized block as art
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September 20, 2014
Great lines
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August 18, 2014
love the smooth fireplace texture, color of patio, geometric elements
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August 10, 2014
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July 15, 2014
Different spaces and elements in the patio
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Curves and levels
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Concrete pad with pavers and rock
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December 4, 2013
Cool firepit
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Dads concrete
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Curved wall bisected by firepit
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Braai area
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Craig's front
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the round wall in the back
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Different spaces and elements in the patio
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March 29, 2013
like the roundedness with fire pit
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Firepit and cactus backyard
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Big windows.
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Southwest contemporary
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How it fits into the environment.
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Back Patio
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Love the outdoor living space.
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idea of steps to other parts of yard
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Stone patio & firepit next to it
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